Opinion

  • Thinktank's residential pivot the right move

    When Thinktank recently closed its first residential mortgage-backed securities issue for $500m, director Per Amundsen says it validated a strategy of diversifying from small commercial loans into the residential debt market

  • Be exceptional: Boost your value to customers

    In his latest book, Someone Has To Be the Most Expensive, Why Not Make it You?, Andrew Griffiths, bestselling author of 14 books sold in more than 65 countries, argues that small businesses should not undervalue their worth

  • Being your clients' "mortgage doctor" by Melanie Mingas

    Why you should abandon the sales rep mentality in favour of a more holistic approach

  • High Hopes for the Golden State by Melanie Mingas

    WA’s economic woes could be coming to an end, setting the scene for a recovery in property prices. Andrew Bromley, mortgage adviser at Smartline, writes about the projects likely to drive the next wave of mortgage lending

  • Repricing credit and risk by Melanie Mingas

    With its traditional business models under threat, it’s all change for Australia’s credit checking regime. However, as credit and risk consultant Andrew Tierney says, credit bureaux can thrive if they rethink pricing and embrace open banking

  • The true role of the SME broker by Melanie Mingas

    Leo Tyndall, founder of marketplace lending platform Marketlend, says SMEs are being let down and preyed upon by both banks and fintechs – and brokers have an increasingly important role to play in tackling the issue

  • All aboard for policy changes by Melanie Mingas

    Robert Perks, MD of Fifth Avenue Finance Group, says APRA’s changes to serviceability rules cannot come soon enough

  • Luck favours the prepared by Melanie Mingas

    Jean-Pierre Gortan, founder of Simplicity Finance, says a solidified training framework is needed to prevent poor customer outcomes